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Google Chrome Browser | Chrome Browser features | Chrome features

Google Chrome Browser | Chrome Browser features | Chrome features :-  Google Chrome Browser is a free Internet browser officially released by Google on December 11, 2008. Its features include synchronization with Google services and accounts, tabbed browsing, in-browser translation and spell check, and its integrated address bar/search bar called the Omnibox. Google Chrome Browser is a fast, simple and secure web browser, built for the modern web.

Google Chrome Browser | Chrome Browser features | Chrome features

Tip: Google Chrome Browser can be downloaded for free at www.google.com/chrome.

 

Google Chrome Browser | Chrome Browser features | Chrome features

Fast to launch

Google Chrome launches from your desktop within seconds when you double-click the Chrome icon.

Fast to run web applications : Under the hood, Chrome is fitted with V8, a more powerful JavaScript engine that we built to run complex web applications with lightning speed.With every new release, Chrome continues to improve in JavaScript speed in the browser with the V8 and Kraken benchmarks.

Fast to search and navigate :- You can type in both searches and web addresses in Chrome’s combined search and address bar, known as the Omnibox.

Google Chrome Omnibox :- The Omnibox provides suggestions for searches and web addresses as you type, as well as auto-completion functionality to help you get to what you’re looking for with just a few keystrokes.

Fast to load web pages :- Chrome is powered by the WebKit open-source rendering engine and loads web pages in a snap.Curious about the technical details that make Chrome fast? Read more about WebKit, V8 JavaScript engine and browser speed in the Chrome comic book. Watch technical videos about what makes Chrome fast, namely on DNS pre-resolution, V8 JavaScript engine and DOM bindings.

Simplicity :-

Keeping it simple :- Chrome is designed to be as simple as possible. It’s a browser that gets out of the way of the web, so you can focus on what you care about most.

Easy to search & navigate :- Getting where you want to go on the web should be simple. You shouldn’t have to ask yourself, “Am I searching the web or I am navigating to a site?” You should just start typing and arrive where you want to be.That’s why Chrome just has one box – the Omnibox – where you can both search the web and navigate to sites. It auto-completes as you type and offers suggestions.

Efficient Tab Management :- Chrome’s snappy tabs are easy to drag and drop and rearrange, and thanks to Chrome’s multi-process architecture, you can open a hundred tabs without slowing Chrome down.You can also pin your favourite tabs (like email) to the tab strip so that they appear in the same place every time that you launch Chrome.

Tab to search :- Why go to YouTube.com first and then search for a video? Just type youtube.com into the Omnibox and hit tab to search YouTube directly. You can also set up custom keywords for your favourite sites.

Built-In PDF viewer:- Chrome has a built-in PDF viewer, so that you can load PDFs in a snap without needing to install software or a plug-in. It’s easy to resize, save and print PDFs with a click.

Start where you left off :- When you close Chrome it will remember the tabs that you had open so that you can pick up right where you left off.

Security :-

Safe Browsing :- Chrome will show you a warning message before you visit a site that is suspected of containing malware or phishing.

Google Chrome Safe Browsing :- With Safe Browsing technology enabled in Chrome, if you encounter a website suspected of containing phishing or malware as you browse the web, you will see a warning page like the one shown above.A phishing attack takes place when someone masquerades as someone else to trick you into sharing personal or other sensitive information with them, usually through a fake website. Malware, on the other hand, is software installed on your machine, often without your knowledge, and is designed to harm your computer or potentially steal information from your computer.

Sandboxing :- Sandboxing helps prevent malware from installing itself on your computer or using what happens in one browser tab to affect what happens in another. The sandbox adds an additional layer of protection against malicious web pages that try to leave programmes on your computer, monitor your web activities or steal private information from your hard drive (see video below).

Auto-updates :- To make sure you have the latest security update, Chrome checks regularly to make sure that it’s always kept up to date. The update check ensures that your version of Chrome is updated automatically with the latest security features and fixes without any action required on your part.

Privacy

Incognito mode

When you don’t want your website visits or downloads to be recorded in your browsing and download histories, you can browse in Incognito mode. In addition, any cookies created while in incognito mode are deleted after you close all open incognito windows.

When you’re browsing in incognito mode, you’ll see the incognito icon in the corner. Incognito mode is particularly handy, since it’s an easy way to browse the web in a private way without needing to change your privacy settings back and forth between browsing sessions. For example, you can have one normal session, as well as one incognito session, in separate windows at the same time.

Privacy preferences

You can control all your privacy preferences from the Chrome menu by selecting Settings, clicking show advanced settings and then adjusting the Privacy section.
Learn more about managing your privacy preferences for:

Clearing your browsing data

With Chrome, you can clear your browsing data at any time so that this information is not stored in your browser, including browsing and download histories, cookies, saved passwords and saved form data. Learn more

Customise privacy preferences by website

Under Chrome’s content settings, you can control your privacy preferences for cookies, images, JavaScript and plug-ins on a site-by-site basis. For example, you can set up cookie rules to automatically allow cookies only for a specified list of sites that you trust and then manually manage cookie blocking and setting for all other sites. Learn more

Additional privacy resources

You can download the Google Chrome Privacy Whitepaper, review the Google Chrome Privacy Policy or learn more about managing your privacy settings in the Chrome help centre.

Apps

Apps from the Chrome Web Store use powerful new web technologies to give you the best productivity, education and gaming experiences, always just a click away on the New Tab Page.

Adding new users

But what if you share a computer with other people? You don’t want your bookmarks, apps and extensions getting mixed up with everyone else’s and you don’t want your Chrome stuff syncing to all their devices.

Now, you can add new users to Chrome. Adding new users lets you each have your own personal Chrome experience and lets you each sign in to Chrome to sync your stuff.

Just go to Options (Preferences on a Mac), click “Personal Stuff” and click “Add new user”.

Extensions

Extensions are customised tools that let you do more with Chrome, like control your music, take screenshots and share sites with friends, no matter where you are on the web.

Themes

It‘s easy to add a little colour to Chrome. You can install themes made by top artists from the Chrome Web Store or you can make your own theme on mychrometheme.com and share it with friends.

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